Solah Shringar with Rivaah by Tanishq – Karn Phool, Haar and Haathphool
Representing ancient Indian culture, exude the elegance of the 16 bridal adornments with exquisite handcrafted gold jewellery from Rivaah By Tanishq.
WeddingSutra, in collaboration with Lakmé Absolute and Tanishq, brings to you ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ – a curated showcase of top bridal trends and style statements from some of our WeddingSutra Favorites.
The latest edition of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ took place at the Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, which is an oasis of luxury that is perfect for a magnificent Indian wedding. In this series, the brides embraced looks that traced their roots back to the times that gave birth to the traditional concept of ‘Solah Shringar.’
An Indian bride embodies beauty and grace as she makes her way to the wedding ceremony dressed in finery, and the 16 adornments she had to wear back then were a characteristic of her appearance. Carried on since ancient times, the concept of ‘Solah Shringar’ represents Indian culture and femininity. While brides of the ancient era would adorn themselves extensively with multiple jewellery items that were expected back then, today’s modern women can also exude the same elegance with exquisite handcrafted collections from Rivaah By Tanishq.
With a legacy of crafting incredibly fine jewellery for Indian women, the brand’s pieces unite timeless aesthetics with impeccable craftsmanship. The items that the model brides wore for the photo shoot were teamed with beautiful designer ensembles from Anita Dongre, Abhinav Mishra and Falguni & Shane Peacock which featured striking embellishments, charming motifs and regal colors.
Makeup artist Amrita Kalyanpur focused on highlighting the best features of the brides and relied on high-quality products from Lakmé Absolute whose vast range of cosmetics allowed her to explore some fresh looks. The getups that were curated for them came to life once hairstylist Mini Mahadik had styled their tresses. Once the three brides were wedding-ready when it came to their bridal looks, they stepped into spaces that were decorated marvelously by Vivaah Wedding Decor Stylist. The team from Shades Photography were behind their lenses all through the day, ensuring that the traditional concept and modern design of the shoot were reflected perfectly in the pictures.
Prized for its beauty and versatility, gold jewellery is a classic in most Indian communities. This choker set with antique relief work features rosettes that sit between rows of uncut diamonds and gold beads while a pendant drops from the center. The piece from Rivaah By Tanishq is layered over a medallion on which flowers bloom, and the floral theme continues to feature on the rest of her ornaments. While her ‘kada’ (ethnic bracelet) is engraved with a similar design, the ‘maang tikka‘ (forehead ornament) is resplendent with a row of flowers that lead to the circular pendant. Her jewellery complements the lehenga by Anita Dongre created with bright colored fabrics with detailed golden work.
Makeup artist Amrita Kalyanpur crafts a fresh-faced look and tops it up with Coral Lips courtesy Lakme Absolute.
Jewellery with a smattering of vibrant stones can add instant dazzle to any look. An emerald with a floral carving sits in the center of this kundan choker from Rivaah By Tanishq which is paired with beautiful earrings. The kundan necklace called ‘haar‘ is trimmed with drops of rubies that add an arresting contrast. The shades find their way into a few other pieces too. While the statement ring offers a mix of uncut diamonds with hints of emerald and ruby hues, her golden ‘kadas’ feature complex details and precious red gemstones. The subdued peach of the Abhinav Mishra creation that she wears further enhances the bright colors of her ornaments.
The makeup artist draws focus to this bride’s beautiful complexion by giving her black kohl eyes and velvety red lips. The look is completed with a statement red bindi.
A quintessential favorite among Indian jewellery categories, kundan remain popular even today thanks to its regal vibe. Here, the bride dons a heavy necklace from Rivaah By Tanishq which features nature-inspired patterns that line up upon a row of crescent motifs. Edged with pearls, this is matched with traditional dangling earrings called ‘jhumkis’ that follow a similar design concept. While one wrist is stacked with ‘kadas’ with a geometric pattern, she flaunts a delicate ‘haath phool’ on the other hand. A blush colored lehenga by Falguni & Shane Peacock chosen to match the jewellery ties the entire look together beautifully.
Makeup artist Amrita Kalyanpur preps the bride’s face giving her a Lakmé Absolute flawless finish look with a lovely Rose Blush hint to the cheeks.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
Decor: Vivaah Wedding Decor Stylist
Outfits: Anita Dongre, Abhinav Mishra and Falguni & Shane Peacock
Jewellery: Rivaah by Tanishq
Makeup: Amrita Kalyanpur for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling: Mini Mahadik
Models: Anuja, Pooja and Branka for TFM
Photography: Shades Photography